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a force of nature

Global warming is big

warming is bigger than The Bomb.

It's not as big as the collapse and expansion of the Sun — a sequence that will destroy our planet early in a process that will happen a few billion years from now.

But it's big.

It's bigger than the death of the Neanderthals,* our biggest kill so far.

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* There's no concensus about the demise of Homo Neanderthalensis, a species of people gone extinct about 30,000 years ago. Indeed, a genetic study in 2010 showed that all non-African modern humans are between 1 and 4 percent Neanderthal.

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